Here are some beauty shortcuts that I have personally seen in operation over and over again.
And each one delivers FAB results!
Get Steamy For Your Makeup:
It sounds counter-intuitive, but almost every celeb swears by the ritual of applying makeup and then stepping into a hot bath for 10 minutes. (No bathtub? Stand near a hot shower!) The steam sets the makeup, while the mega-dose of moisture makes skin look plump, fresh and dewy.
Want to get rid of a pudgy chin in a jiffy? Rub a caffeine-rich cellulite cream along the entire jawline. How does it work? Caffeine, being a diuretic, will suck out all excess fluids and reduce puffiness. The effect will only be noticeable for three or four hours, but that's long enough to parade around a party or get through a hot date. Just make sure this stuff goes nowhere near your eyes!
A Pepto-Bismol Facial:
A tablespoon of the anti-acid pepto-bismol (or gelusil or digene) not only takes care of your insides between an anxiety-provoking event, it can also save skin. That's because it contains bismuth subsalicylate - an anti-bacterial active agent that's very similar to salicylic acid. So, smooth on some pepto-bismol onto your face,
let is dry for 20 minutes and then rinse with plain water to help tighten skin, shrink pores and dry out zits. However, it also dries out the skin so use occasionally and not a substitute for a daily acne regimen!
Erase The Acne:
Instead of piling on concealer, dab spots with nasal spay or eye drops. These contain vasoconstrictors, which shrink blood vessels, thereby taking away the redness and bringing down inflammation - the effect is akin to that of a topical steroid.
De-Bloat With Apple Cider Vinegar:
Feeling like a bloated mess and nothing fits? Mix 1 tablespoon of apple cider with a half glass of water and drink up! Within 30 minutes, the vinegar's enzymes will slow down your gastric juice production and start flushing away the bloat.
Simply dab a bit of flax seed oil on your lash line every night. Flax seed contains Omega 3, 6, and 9, along with Vitamin B and Lecithin to repair lash damage and stimulate their growth.
See you next time,